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If you thought I was going to let this Halloween go by without finally attempting a Mulan-inspired pumpkin, you were very much mistaken. I totally love the live-action film, but I’m going with the old-school animated version for this no-carve Mulan pumpkin. At least for now. Maybe I’ll revisit the live-action version at a later date…
- Pumpkin (Real or Craft)
- Blue Satin Fabric
- Red Satin Ribbon
- Purple Satin Ribbon
- Pink Acrylic Paint
- Burgundy Acrylic Paint
- White Craft Foam
- Thin Orange Ribbon
- Paint Brush
- Glue Dot Runner
- Clothes Iron
- Glue Gun
- Heat Gun (Optional)
- Paint the pumpkin with pink and burgundy acrylic paint. You don't have to tape off a straight line since the area where the paint meets will be covered.
- Cut out a strip of blue fabric to go around your pumpkin. Use an iron to press your seams and use a glue dot runner to seal the seams together.
- Use the glue dot runner to add a stripe of red ribbon down the center of your blue fabric.
- Attach the blue fabric to the center of your pumpkin using the glue dot runner.
- Form a collar with purple ribbon and attach it to your pumpkin using the glue dot runner.
- Cut five petal shapes out of white foam.
- Carefully use a clothes iron or a heat tool to form the petal shapes.
- Glue the petals together with hot glue.
- Knot three short pieces of thin orange ribbon to create the center of the lotus flower and attach it with hot glue.
- Use an iron or heat tool, if needed, to curve the top of the flower petals outward.
- Add the lotus flower to the front of the pumpkin with hot glue.
- Your no-carve Mulan pumpkin is ready to display!
If you can’t tell, I love a glue dot runner, too. What can I say? It’s such an easy way to attach fabric to fabric. Save the danger of using a glue gun for when you really need it…like making that Lotus flower.
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